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CADENZA Bootcamp

CADENZA Bootcamp (D1-D3) – Write your Fellowship Application in Three Days Overview The CADENZA Bootcamp is a great opportunity to escape usual work interruptions and progress with your CADENZA application. You will receive analysis and feedback from the CADENZA team throughout the process of writing your application. The bootcamp also offers you the chance to transform your thoughts into an application that matches the HEA criteria for Fellowship. The bootcamp is suitable to all colleagues applying under descriptors (D1-D3) and at any stage of application completion. Learning Outcomes Attending the bootcamp would offer you the opportunity to: 1. Engage in critical reflection about your professional practice in higher education. 2. Discuss experiences with colleagues from across the university learning community. 3. Develop and process your thoughts and draft notes into HEA fellowship application ready to be submitted. Structure The Bootcamp, a three-day event, is structured to offer guidance on the application process, networking opportunities, and concentrated and supported writing periods built in. By the end of the bootcamp, your application will be ready to be submitted. To maximise effectiveness, participants are expected to commit to attend at least two full days of the three days to realistically be able to finish their applications. Those attending less may be able to finish a considerable part of the application. Participants can drop in and out of these writing days to go to meetings or other commitments. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-event task which should take about 30 minutes to complete. This would hugely useful to facilitate peer discussions and the writing process of your application. The task will be emailed to you one week before the event. Although Organisational Development will have a number of laptops available, participants are asked to bring their own devices. The room will have enough. Spaces are limited so book soon!

Management reflections

Management Reflections is aimed at managers with 3 years’ or more experience of management. It provides opportunities, in safe and supportive environments, for managers to reflect on their leadership and management styles and those of others. Using a combination of 360 degree feedback, facilitated feedback from observers and peers, self-reflection and coaching, Management Reflections enables managers to develop an action plan for their further development. Previous participants said: The programme is very useful, engaging and thought-provoking. I learnt more about myself and how I approach management and tasks as an individual. How different approaches can work for different tasks. I liked the fact that activities weren't working- (or pseudo-work) related but were interesting physical and logical thinking based tasks. Interesting watching other people interacting during some difficult challenges. Plenty to reflect on from the subsequent discussions Really useful – the tasks were a great way of using & assessing leadership styles outside of a work context. – it was a refreshingly different way to consider leadership and management. I’m looking forward to recommending some people on my team who have management responsibilities within their roles. Management Reflections consists of a one-day workshop, a 1:1 360 debrief and a half-day follow-up and action planning session. This is not appropriate for participants who have already attended Management development centre in June 2017. After the learning event, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional Action Learning set. This programme also includes the opportunity to attend 2 action learning sets. Please search for Action Learning: Management Reflections on HR Organiser and book your place. If spaces are available, please click on the white space below. ONLY add yourself to the waiting list if the date/s are not convenient If attending this event falls outside of your usual working hours, and you incur additional costs due to caring responsibilities, you may be able to claim towards this. One claim per year, of up to £150 is available through the Career Development Fund for Carers. Further information is available on the staff directory or speak to your Line Manager. https://www.essex.ac.uk/staff/pay-and-rewards/career-development-fund-for-carers